26th Swedish Conference on Macromolecular Structure & Function (SWEPROT)

Keynote Speakers (all speakers have already confirmed):

Serena DeBeer is a Professor and Director at the Max-Planck institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, where she heads the group of inorganic X-ray spectroscopy addressing fundamental questions about energy conversion within proteins. Prof. DeBeer has been awarded several distinctions for her research on the detailed role of metal centers in enzyme catalysis.

Alan Brown is an Assistant Professor at Harvard medical school. His team uses a combination of structural, biophysical and biochemical techniques to unravel the details of cellular organelles in eukaryotes. In particular, his group is at the international forefront using cryo-electron tomography to study cilia at unprecedented detail in situ. The Brown lab made already several seminal contributions to the field revealing previously unidentified ciliary components.

Patrick Sexton is a Professor at the Monash University, Australia. The research of his team is focused on drug discovery. In recent years his team has started to unravel the complexities of drug action possibly revolutionizing pharmaceutical drug design. Using his team’s profound knowledge in chemical biology and drug design in combination with latest structural biology approaches, he focuses on the detailed understanding the structural basis of GPCR function.

Alessio Ciulli is a Professor and Chair of Chemical Structural Biology at the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee. Furthermore, he is the scientific founder of Amphista therapeutics, a spin-off company developing novel protein degradation platforms. The research in the Ciulli lab is focused on developing novel molecules inducing targeted protein degradation (PROTACs). Prof. Ciullis research is at the international forefront of the emerging PROTAC field as also evidenced by the impressive list of awards and distinctions he already received.  

Sebastian Hiller is a Professor for Structural Biology and Biophysics at the Biozentrum Basel, Switzerland, where he heads a research group using NMR spectroscopy to unravel biomolecular mechanisms. Among his different contributions using NMR spectroscopy and integrated structural biology approaches, his team’s recent work in unraveling the structural details of a completely new class of antibiotics targeting the protein foldase machinery in gram-negative bacteria, leading to several seminal publications, stands out. His work has also been internationally highly regarded as we got the ICMRBS founders medal in 2018 and was named EMBO Young Investigator in 2014.


Svedberg Awardee 2023, Simon Elsässer, Karolinska Institutet will give a talk.

Theorell Awardee 2023, Marta Carroni, Stockholm University will give a talk.